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Machins And Related Definitives


Arnold Machin Stamps.


Arnold Machin O.B.E was a sculptor, artist and stamp and coin designer. Arnold Machin's design for an effigy of the Queen was approved by her in 1966 to be used on what came to be known as the " Machin series " of British definitive postage stamps. The effigy of the Queen on British coins was replaced in 1984 by the work of another sculptor, however the effigy on the Machin stamps has never been replaced and attempts to replace the Machin effigy were rejected by the Queen herself.


Listed in the categories below is all the GB Machin Stamps that we lssued from the early beginings to the present day. You will also find other related stamps such as Regional Stamps, including England Stamps, Wales Stamps etc, Plus GB Stamp Booklets, Definitive Presentation Packs and more.


If you are looking for the Wilding Series of Stamps featuring the photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Dorothy Wilding please click HERE.